Jayson Tatum wants to become the next coach for the Boston Celtics. In a lengthy, but entertaining post on his personal blog, the Boston Celtics’ rising star openly cast his vote for who he wants to be the team’s next head coach.
As the Celtics continue to hone their search for their next head coach, one of the top candidates for the job is Boston’s own Jayson Tatum. Tatum is a fan favorite among the Celtics and is looking to make his mark on the franchise. After a breakout 2017-2018 season, the Celtics are hoping that Tatum will continue to produce at a high level. Tatum is already known as a vocal supporter of the team, and he has already shared his views on the vacant position.
Less than 24 hours after being knocked out of the NBA playoffs Tuesday night against the Brooklyn Nets, the Boston Celtics decided to take on the machete of the mighty of the earth. Danny Ainge, the Celtics’ president of basketball operations, has announced his retirement. Head coach Brad Stevens will take Ainge’s place on the bench. The Celtics’ new coach hasn’t been in place more than a few hours, but star striker Jason Tatum is already being tipped as Stevens’ successor.
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We knew the Celtics would have to make some changes this season after the Nets crushed them in five games, but no one expected those changes to happen so quickly and so violently. Wednesday morning, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN announced that Ange is stepping down as president of basketball operations and that Stevens will take his place.
Leading this organization has been the thrill of my life, and having worked side by side with him since he’s been here, I know we couldn’t be in better hands than with Brad leading the team into the future, Ange said Wednesday. I am grateful to the owners, all my fellow Celtics and the best fans in basketball for being a part of this journey. The Celtics have a head coach vacancy after Stevens’ departure.
Tatum and Jaylen Brown are budding superstars who are just now realizing their potential together. Despite the shortcomings of the Boston roster, these two young stars could be the cornerstone of a championship contender for years to come. In the upcoming search for a new head coach, the Celtics have several candidates to choose from.
Who will replace Brad Stevens as Celtics head coach?
The next Celtics coach, according to our commentators. Sam Cassell +300 Chauncey Billups +400 Jay Larranaga +500 Jason Kidd +700 Becky Hammon +800 Kenny Atkinson +900 Jeff Van Gundy +1000 Mark Jackson +1200 Jay Wright +2500 Juwan Howard +3000 Rick Pitino +5000https://t.co/89RRWJYFuS – SportsLine (@SportsLine) 2 June 2021 The Celtics could go down several paths in their search for a head coach this season.
You can choose a proven leader with NBA head coaching experience, such as Mike D’Antoni, Kenny Atkinson or Lloyd Pierce. They could turn to a former player like Sam Cassell, Chauncey Billups or Jason Kidd as a cultural partner to work with the young core of the team. Why not keep him in the Celtics family? Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are definitely available.
Hey, you never know. As always, Las Vegas is moving faster than anyone in the sport. Shortly after the Celtics’ announcement, SportsLine released its odds on who Boston’s next head coach will be, and there are a lot of interesting names on the list.
- Sam Cassell +300
- Chauncey Billups +400
- Jay Larranaga +500
- Jason Kidd +700
- Becky Hammon +800
- Kenny Atkinson +900
- Jeff Van Gundy +1000
- Wes Anseld Jr. +1100
- Mark Jackson +1200
- Lloyd Pierce +1300
- Mike D’Antoni +1400
- Jarron Collins +1500
- Jay Wright +2500
- Juwan Howard +3000
- Rick Pitino +5000
Jason Tatum picks next Celtics coach
The rumors and odds in Vegas about Boston’s new head coach have been flying around all day, but if the team wants to listen to their star player, they’re going to have to hire someone completely off the beaten path.
On Wednesday afternoon, Evan Turner, former NBA player and assistant coach of the Celtics, denied on Twitter the rumors linking him to the head coaching job. The rumors and speculation that I will be the next head coach of the Boston Celtics are absolutely false! Turner wrote in his tweet.
A moment later, Tatum replied and raised an eyebrow. I had hoped they would turn out to be true, he wrote. Unless Tatum breaks into Stevens’ new office and asks him to take Turner, the Celtics won’t even have him in
their sights. After all, Turner is only 32 years old and still played in the NBA last year.
The Celtics hired Turner as an assistant coach before the season and may be grooming him for a possible promotion, but it’s too early to make such a leap. I’m sorry, Jason. Maybe you should wait a few more years.
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